After feeling a little peckish this evening, I decided to run to Tescos and grab some goodies to snack on. The Tescos here in Braunton is a little small so naturally the Free From aisle is smaller than in other stores.
However, this is usually a really good in the fact that it’s easy to notice new things. And sure enough, as I approached the aisle, my eye was caught by a bright green box on the bottom shelf. Excited, I picked it up – “The Food Doctor Spelt Crackers”. The name spelt rang a bell, maybe it was some new gluten free thing I hadn’t heard of?
But NO, some member of the Tesco staff had decided t0 put these boxes in the Free From aisle! Spelt is a form of wheat and DOES contain gluten – therefore should NOT be in the FreeFrom aisle! And it wasn’t just some box put back by a customer – there was a whole row of these boxes and the Food Doctor preoducts are normally in opposite set of shelves.
I thought this was really careless – if you see something in the FreeFrom aisle you’re likely to not check the labels and just chuck it in the trolley. I am really annoyed at Tescos for this and felt it right to share it with everyone!
Message for the future – don’t always assume what they put in the FreeFrom aisle is gluten free!!